Gethi agreed to give Jeff the exclusive, which was also his first media interview ever. There was nothing much to write about the exclusive, only that the guy came out rather less articulate than would be expected of a man who claims to be worth Sh3 billion. Perhaps it’s to be expected of a first TV appearance, or maybe he was simply not telling the truth.
His answers were not clear and he more than once tried to dodge the question of what exactly he supplies the NYS. Apparently he has been doing business with them for 5 years.
Some guys on Twitter felt that Jeff was trying to paint Gethi as the scapegoat, even after it emerged that NYS was not his first public loot (alleged).
— KASSAM ELVIS (@KassamElvis) December 17, 2015
Koinange was here asking Gethi if he's a thief… This is Kenya's most decorated media personality… Where did we go wrong as Kenyans?
— Arnold Njagi (@Arnonjg) December 17, 2015
Why didn't Jeff Koinange carry out due diligence on the many scandals that Ben GETHI has been involved in? Very shallow journalism!!!
— jacob juma (@kabetes) December 17, 2015
Me think Jeff Koinange interview with Gethi live is strange. Not making sense to me. A cleansing session? I don't know..,,.
— BPOTUS (@HOmondi) December 17, 2015
Jeff Koinange PR 101 : Make Ben Gethi Look like a Victim under attack and sacrificial lamb . #BenGethiSpeaks
— Cyprian, Is Nyakundi (@C_NyaKundiH) December 17, 2015
Ben Gethi being sanitized on Jeff Koinange's show.
— Bruce (@ngwata_francis) December 17, 2015
Back in 2013, Benson was among other businessmen and IEBC officials charged for defrauding the electoral body Sh200 million.
Here’s the interview in 3 parts.